65% of the world's population will watch the competition of 32 countries in the FIFA World Cup, the most prestigious sports event in the world hosted by Qatar.

Explaining FIFA World Cup 2022 in The Muslim Majority Courntry | Qatar
Explaining FIFA World Cup 2022 in The Muslim Majority Courntry | Qatar

With a population of 2.6 million, including 800,000 Qataris, the country is about 1.25 times the size of Cyprus or Puerto Rico.

Most of the game's 1.2 million fans are from the United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, France, Brazil, and Germany. Qatar has more than 100 hotels where fans stay.

This team will play in eight different stadiums, including Ar Bayt Stadium, Lucille Stadium, Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, Al Janob Stadium, Al Toma Stadium, Shahr Edafi Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, and 974 Stadium.

Qatar spent 220 billion dollars in the last 12 years to prepare for the games. This is the first time in a Muslim-majority country. $220 billion is much more than the $14 billion that the Russian government spent preparing for the 2018 World Cup and the $11 billion that Brazil spent on the 2014 World Cup.

Western conservatives, liberals, and xenophobes rarely mix, and Qatar supports the freedom to consume alcohol, migrant workers, veil laws, gay rights, and general Islamic values.

Qatari law allows certain places to sell alcohol and spaces for fans to cool down if they drink too much. In general, Qatar allows the sale and consumption of alcohol to persons over 21 in licensed hotels, restaurants, and bars, but not on the streets or other public places. 

However, drinking alcohol in public is an offense punishable by Qatari law. Additionally, in certain parts of the state, advertisers may not display alcoholic beverages. Smoking is prohibited in all public places in Qatar, including museums, sports clubs, shopping centers, and restaurants.

Qatar could have made millions of dollars by allowing liquor and beer advertising, but it has maintained its value system and used its advertising options to express the words of its heroes and leaders, preferring to display wise words.

This approach to alcohol consumption is not dissimilar to that found in Utah, USA, which has strict alcohol laws.

Qatar punishes same-sex with one to three years in prison. The Penal Code says: However, Qatar will also display the rainbow flag in the World Cup.

In the official Qatar 2022 fan guide, FIFA made no mention of requiring women to wear traditional Islamic headscarves. The only mention of the dress code in the 76-page document is: The stadium recommends that men and women make sure to cover their shoulders and knees.

Qatar is an independent and independent country deeply rooted in culture, traditions and religious values. Therefore, he has the right to follow his own rules and regulations. No country allows foreigners to violate laws and regulations.

About 70 countries around the world have specific laws against prostitution, panhandling, and homosexuality. Below is a list of countries.

USA: Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenadines

Africa: Algeria, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan , Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Asia and Middle East: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan , Yemen

Oceania: Cook Islands, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu.

Some regions of Hungary and Poland have laws that restrict LGBT activities.

Some of the above countries participate in the World Cup. So it is hypocritical to ask Qatar to change its rules and allow other countries with similar rules to compete.

Those who hold a different view should not expect the world to follow their orders. If they want to live their lifestyle, they don't have to impose it on others. Likewise, those who do not like this lifestyle should not display homophobic attitudes.

We know that the World Cup is not a sexual orientation event. Instead, it is a competition to prove your skill and endurance in one of the toughest sports.

In the case of migrant workers, in 2017, the Qatari government partnered with the International Labor Organization to align Qatari labor laws and practices with international standards. 

The ILO's mandate includes improving wages, strengthening labor inspection and health and safety systems, replacing the traditional patronage system, improving labor recruitment methods, preventing forced labor, and promoting workers' voices. Qatar has increased the minimum wage from QAR 750 to QAR 1,000 ($275/£211), with additional allowances of QAR 300 for food and QAR 500 for accommodation.

Since 2010, 6,500 migrant workers in Qatar have died from various causes. Qatar employed around 30,000 migrant workers to build 8 stadiums, 37 of whom died directly related to the construction of the stadiums.

Take the example of the construction of the Hoover Dam in Nevada. 21,000 workers were employed and the "official" death toll was 96, classified as "industrial casualties from drowning, explosions, rockfalls, landslides, and ravines". Walls, heavy equipment crashes, truck crashes, and more.

Ironically, many of those who raise the issue of migrant workers are at the forefront of efforts to deny the rights of migrants in their own countries.

This is not to say that Qatar has not received any criticism. The plight of migrant workers around the world deserves attention. Like many countries, it has its strengths and weaknesses, but we have tried to address them as we prepare to host a major world championship.

Let's enjoy a World Cup that can bring people together in unity and peace to celebrate football so that football does not conflict with the values ​​of the host country.